John Henry's Big

(Man Vs. Machine)

Adolphus Hailstork

Solo Part with Piano Reduction
Performing Ensemble: Trombone with Piano
Item Number: 114-41445
Number of Pages: 32
Duration: 12:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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Inspired by the tale of a legendary folk hero, Adolphus Hailstork’s tour-de-force for trombone and piano is a riveting portrayal of the steely strength and stamina of John Henry, a former slave who helped build the American railroads and ultimately outperformed a steam engine. This composition uses quotes from the spiritual Every Time I Feel the Spirit and the folk song The Ballad of John Henry. For advanced players. Dur.: 13’

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